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shirleymahoney Born In Tulsa Oklahoma and have a wonderful husband and 2 great children Find out more about shirleymahoney
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  • #16
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    Come on ladies,
    We all know that HCM is because of the women. If they didn’t have children none of this would ever happen. (Neither would a bunch of other diseases for that matter.)

    Now what other problems could we hang on women? Hmmm, . . let me think . . .

    By the way Shirley, I’m sure you know my post was completely tongue in cheek. I’m having a heck of a time myself trying to get my kids to get echo’s. So far they are showing no symptoms. At least my daughter is having the twins tested. It’s one of my major worries, along with my familial hyperlipidemia - which is passed on from generation to generation.
    Burt

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    • #17
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      FYI.. My GRANDFATHER, FATHER, UNCLE and sister have/had HCM... as do I and my niece...looks like 50/50 to me!
      Tell your doctor that one!

      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      • #18
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        In my little family tree, in those of us who have been diagnosed with HCM: 6 are women, 5 are men. So I guess odds are better for the women

        Matt

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        • #19
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          Just took a look at mine.. 8/men 2/women..

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          • #20
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            Originally posted by Burton Borrok

            Come on ladies, We all know that HCM is because of the women. If they didn’t have children none of this would ever happen. (Neither would a bunch of other diseases for that matter.)Burt
            Now Burton... THAT one is simply not going to fly here. LOL. I was in the delivery room with my wife when my son was born, and know all too well that childbirth is our fault as well. In fact, i think i still have the bite marks on my arm to prove it! (Hey all i asked was if she could stop pushing for a minute so we could adjust the mirror and get a better view of the birth.)

            Jim
            "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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            • #21
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              well guys does it really matter being we are not all the same sex here, i think men and women both have it here, the important thing is get your family tested if possible, it took me having open heart surgery and my neice dieing the same day for my kids to listen and Dr. Gilligan talking with them so go figure, my daughter is going on the 9th for her echo, she has had palpitations since she was 15 years old, she had an echo 6 months ago at a free clinic but my PCP doctor told her he wants another he said he didn't care if she had one yesterday he was ordering one so we'll see. Everyone have a great day

              Shirley
              Diagnosed 2003
              Myectomy 2-23-2004
              Husband: Ken
              Son: John diagnosed 2004
              Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

              Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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              • #22
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                We're all behind you, Shirley. We may be having a bit of fun here right now with the men vs. women thing, but please don't think that we're any less concerned about you and your family. You've been in our thoughts and prayers since learning of your surgery, the loss of your neice, and your son's diagnosis. Hang in there. You're obviously becoming an important role model for your family, and perhaps they will learn from the unfortunate circumstances you have all had to deal with lately.
                "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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                • #23
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                  I think we need to Laugh-every chance we can! Considering all the REALLY DUMB statements Medical Personnel have made to us over the Years- it will be a PLEASURE to provide this info to my Son, so he can share it with his new (I hope not) Cardiologist. I was unaware there is an info packet available for Patients & Medical People. How do I get this for My Son & a copy for the cardiologist at university of Wisconsin? I guess I spent too many years thinking I was suffering alone (actually I was diagnosed about 14 years ago, but tried to shrug off all the aches & pains-till I couldn't any more- is that call denial?)
                  Anyway, Boys & Girls - we're in this together!
                  RONNIE
                  RONNIE

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                  • #24
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                    Jim,
                    You were in the delivery room with your wife when you found out that men were as culpable as woman? Isn’t that being a little too prepared? I’m not surprised she bit you.
                    Burt

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